“No greater love can a man demonstrate than telling a truth that may offend some but save the souls of others, who have an ear to hear, an eye to see, and the wisdom and courage to get past their ego and pride to accept an error and do the right thing!” Robert Rombough.
If ever there was a time to seriously consider the warning in this scripture, I cannot think of any better time to know our real position in faith and personal relationship with Yahweh and Yeshua, Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? (23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, all of you that work iniquity.⁴
At times I ponder and question, what did the Lord mean when he stated I would become a “Fisher of men”? What does the Lord do when we turn to Him and follow in His footsteps? How do these questions pertain to what Yeshua states in Matthew 7:23, “I never knew you,” if he will make us “Fishers of Men” in following him?
That question then led me to look at what Salvation offers! Does it mean our being is restored or renewed? Does it mean that I will have a new shiny appearance of who I was! Or does it mean I will become a completely new person spiritually, with a completely unique personality and identity? Does it mean I will be seen as a distinct individual or being the same as those in the world? When we investigate the scriptures, we find the core truth of what Salvation offers.
Romans 6:6-10 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 6:8 Now, if we are dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death has no more dominion over him. 6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he lives, he lives unto God.
When we come to Salvation, believers understand and accept there is a change and a rebirth. However, we need to look deeper and beyond our mental conception of Salvation to answer the question.
From the appearance and actions of some assemblies and the apparent lack of depth in their current level of faith, we need to look deeper. In some of their hearts redefining what Salvation means and what the consequences of being ignorant of God’s Laws, hold for them when they appear before Yeshua’s final judgment seat.
I believe many are walking under the delusion their sins have been redeemed however from their actions it appears they are atoned for, somewhat similar to the Old Testament style of forgiveness, which just covered their sin however the sins continued to operate in the background of their lives.
This brings about a profoundly serious question pertaining to the final event of prophecy the lifting out of God’s righteous church, and then the final judgment of believers before the Judgment Seat of Yeshua. There are ten Judgements, I will list them later for all to research and study.
There will be those who state, how is that possible, all of our sins have been redeemed, forgiven and forgotten, so why are we facing these judgments? The answer to that question is probably the most important piece of information many are going to receive, face and contend with.
It will bring conviction for some, others will go into denial about their current walk which may be in error as well who they are building their relationship with.
The answer to your question is we are not being judged for our SINS as they are completely wiped out. Your presence in the Judgment seat of Yeshua is about your SERVICE, not your sin.
This fact must raise some serious thoughts about my previous questions. Let alone their own questions.
Before I answer your question, I desire to ask this question, “As you consider yourself a believer and follower of Yeshua and His teachings. Do you consider yourself walking as a distinct individual, as you walk similar as the gentiles do, and do exactly as they do? What do you believe classifies you as distinct and a believer?
These questions then lead me to ask, “how do you define a hypocrite?” In your eyes how would a believer have to perform, for you to consider them a hypocrite?
Here is a pertinent question: Can a follower who is a committed believer of Yeshua formulate a sin in their minds and carry it to fruition?
In asking these questions, would this description of our actions be fitting?
Through our distinct demonstration of His Love and compassion, the worldly see it in action. Recognizing we are different and unique because of that Love and compassion. Walking against the grain of society not in it as the worldly do, Strive to be a servant of God not just a mouth professor nobody listens to. Be really Christ-like and demonstrate it daily as our ongoing service.
As promised, here are the Ten Judgements spoken of earlier.
1).”How you treated other believers. Matthew 10:41-42 Persecutors are worse than beasts in that they prey upon those of their own kind
2). How you use your abilities, Matt. 25:14-29 Our receiving from Christ is in order to our working for him. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
3). How we use our time. Ephesians 5:16 Time is a talent given us by God, and it is misspent and lost when not employed according to his design. Of that time which thousands on a dying bed would gladly redeem at the price of the whole world, how little do men think, and to what trifles they daily sacrifice it!
4). Our fleshly delights. 1Cor. 9:25-27. And those who pursue the interests of their souls, must combat hard with fleshly lusts. The body must not be suffered to rule.
5). How many souls witnessed to! Daniel 12:3, There is glory reserved for all the saints in the future state, for all that are wise, wise for their souls and eternity. 1 Thess 2:19-20. And though the apostle could not come to them yet, and thought he might never be able to come, yet our Lord Jesus Christ will come; nothing shall hinder that.
6). How faithful to the Bible. Act 20:26 The powerful influences of the Holy Spirit bind the true Christian to his duty. Even when he expects persecution and affliction, the love of Christ constrains him to proceed. 1Tim 4:1-4 We find exercise for watchfulness and self-denial, in attending to the requirements of God’s law, without being tasked to imaginary duties, which reject what he has allowed.
7). How we use our money. Matt.6:1-4 In these verses we are cautioned against hypocrisy in giving alms. Take heed of it. It is a subtle sin; and vain-glory creeps into what we do, before we are aware. 1Tim 6:17-19 being rich in this world is wholly different from being rich towards God. Nothing is more uncertain than worldly wealth.
8). How faithful to your Job you were. A gift from God. Col. 3:22-24 Those who fear God, will be just and faithful when from under their master’s eye, because they know they are under the eye of God. And do all with diligence, not idly and slothfully; cheerfully, not discontented at the providence of God which put them in that relation.
9). How we use our tongue. Matt 12:36 The heart is the fountain, words are the streams. A troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring, must send forth muddy and unpleasant streams. Nothing but the salt of grace, cast into the spring, will heal the waters, season the speech, and purify the corrupt communication. James 3;1-2. Hell has more to do in promoting the fire of the tongue than men generally think; and whenever men’s tongues are employed in sinful ways, they are set on fire of hell.
10). How you support Ministers, the Great Commission.
Matt :10:40-42 Though the kindness done to Christ’s disciples be ever so small, yet if there be occasion for it, and ability to do no more, it shall be accepted. Christ does not say that they deserve a reward; for we cannot merit any thing from the hand of God; but they shall receive a reward from the free gift of God. Let us boldly confess Christ, and show love to him in all things.
As a humble servant, I have sounded the Watchman’s Trumpet for all to hear and respond. All I can do is place the information before you in the hope you will discern and react. Ezekiel 33:9 God’s wisdom be with you.